Priorities in Cricket.

Wright was amazing. Chappel was the worst. Kirsten was the best. What about Duncan Fletcher?

I wish India could’ve waited for Sachin Tendulkar to retire and probably we would have had him as our coach for the next T20 world cup.

Its an irony how priorities change. You play for your country 15 years, and then you find yourself coaching the opposite side. By this statement, we can conclude that the most loyal cricketers in the world are the Indians. If we don’t coach India we wont coach any other country as well. I term it as loyalty, but it may be something else. Because in our country once you retire you’ve got hundreds of things to do other than coaching. Media which is a train with its biggest platform being India. And all a player needs to do is get into a boggie.

Fletcher fears media, and its relations with it have not gone good also. As Michael Vaughan says that he will do well, but have problems in tackling the Indian media.

Its not that priorities dont change when you are playing for your national side. Lasith Malinga first announcing himself to be unfit for test series, and then retiring from test cricket just to play IPL. Chris Gayle and Jerome Taylor playing in India where there national team is struggling somewhere with Pakistan.

And talking about IPL and priorities, IPL twists the whole of it. Gautam Gambhir playing for Kolkata, and captaining it. A proposition in the north to a leader in the east. The driver seems to be the money. Yes it is money. Na desh bada na Rajya, sabse bada rupaya.

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About Chetan

A twenty year old infant who fears if crows may shit on him or if Bengali aunties' umbrellas may prick him in the eye. He is currently waiting for Mamata Banerjee to leave Kolkata.

Posted on May 8, 2011, in Between Twenty-Two Yards, iMay and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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